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Shaw, Stanley Yang, MD, PhD


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Centers & Specialties

Heart Center

Clinical Interests
  • Cardiovascular genetics
  • Inherited cardiovascular syndromes
Medical Education
  • MD, Harvard Medical School
  • PhD, Harvard University
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

Patient Age Group

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Dr. Shaw primarily sees adult patients referred for evaluation of genetic, inherited causes of cardiovascular disease.

He received his A.B. in Chemistry and Physics summa cum laude from Harvard College, his M.D. from Harvard Medical School, and his Ph.D. (Biophysics) from Harvard University. He is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, and a principal investigator in the Center for Systems Biology at MGH, where he directs a research group and is Co-Director of Chemical Biology.  He is also a faculty member in the MGH Cardiovascular Research Center, an associate faculty member in the MGH Center for Human Genetic Research, and an associate researcher at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT.

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Research & Publications

Research Summary
Dr. Shaw's laboratoryseeks to develop new approaches to phenotype or classify patients at thecellular level, and correlate these phenotypes with their geneticsusceptibility to disease.  These goalsare pursued using a variety of approaches, including targeted nanoparticles formolecular imaging, phenotyping of patient-derived cells, high-throughput screening of drugs and chemicals, and extracting phenotypes from electronic medical records (EMR) usingnatural language processing. The ultimate objective is to incorporate novelphenotypes into patient-oriented studies, andexplore their utility in improving the classification, diagnosis and riskstratification of patients.

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News & Events


Cardiac Unit Associates
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-724-6750
Fax: 617-724-6767

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